AfricaTech Awards

AfricaTech Awards

VivaTech, organizes the third edition of the AfricaTech Awards. This pan-African initiative, recognizes and supports startups striving to make a positive impact in thoses important areas : Climate Tech, Health Tech, E-commerce & FinTech.

Tech startups provide vital solutions to major global challenges and help foster sustainable development. Despite increasing interest from investors, startups across the African continent often struggle to raise the capital necessary to scale their business.

Through the AfricaTech Awards, VivaTech aims to create new opportunities for emerging startups in Africa. The program provides privileged moments for networking and mentoring with the leaders in tech, major investors, policymakers and institutions, promoting the brightest African innovators shaping the future.

Our Challenges

Climate Tech Challenge

Solutions that can reduce emissions, protect the environment, and help communities become more climate resilient.

E-commerce & FinTech Challenge

Solutions that can contribute to economic development of African countries in the areas of e-commerce, and finance.

Health Tech Challenge

Solutions that can expand access to healthcare among underserved communities, reduce the cost of services, and boost innovation in the healthcare sector.


Take part in VivaTech

  • Invitation to the event (flight, booth and passes)

  • Take part in the official AfricaTech Awards ceremony

    Benefit from maximum visibility

  • Be showcased across a wide variety of media

  • Be included in the VivaTech communication plan

    Rewards for the Winners in Each Categories

  • Award from the sponsor of the category

  • Mentoring from jury members (TBD)

  • Network with top corporate partners

  • Pitch your startup to top VC funds

  • Challenge your ideas with top other
    Meet key players to scale your business

    Selection Criteria


  • Product/solution with proven results in addressing pressing issues affecting society and/or the environment


  • Relevance and innovation level of the tech solution compared to existing alternatives (Size, problem solved, technology used, protection of the innovation, etc.)


  • Market sizing and scalability potential of the startup, track record of scaling (target market addressed, geographic ambition on the continent, customers targeted, etc.)

    Team profile

  • Level of experience and size of the team (number of employees, level and diversity of expertise, entrepreneurship and/or academic background, etc.)

    Business model

  • Business model addressing a real need in the market. Quality and size of team (expertise, entrepreneurship background, academic background, number of employees, etc.)

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Operating in Africa: majority of team based in Africa and/or serving African markets

  • Having a solution or product addressing the African market

  • Must have raised a minimum of USD 200K and a maximum of USD 20M in capital

  • Must address one of the following themes: Climate Tech, E-commerce, FinTech or Health Tech

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; AfricaTech Awards

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